Urban (Garbage & Graffiti)

When you live in the city your eyesight changes. What visitors consider ugly and want to avoid, city dwellers often find attractive, interesting, even beautiful.

Urban living reminds me to look for beauty in unexpected places.

This picture posted is called Garbage and Graffiti and is taken by my daughter, Stefanie. With it I ask the question — Where have you found beauty in unlikely spaces?

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5 thoughts on “Urban (Garbage & Graffiti)

  1. I love colourful graffiti. perhaps not when someone has done it on my house but on a bridge underpass… yes. Banksy is my favourite and i’d love to see it in real life, so clever and thought provoking.

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  2. I ride the subway 2 hours each day, and have been working hard to see the beauty in people on their commute (it does me good to learn to, as St. Theresa of Avila wrote:

    “Christ has no body but yours
    No hands, no feet on earth but yours,
    Yours are the eyes with which he looks
    Compassion on this world,
    Yours are the feet with which he walks to do good,
    Yours are the hands with which he blesses all the world.
    Yours are the hands, yours are the feet,
    Yours are the eyes, you are his body.
    Christ has no body now but yours,
    No hands, no feet on earth but yours,
    Yours are the eyes with which he looks
    Compassion on this world.
    Christ has no body now on earth but yours.”

    be the eyes with which he [Christ] looks compassion on the world.) It has been an amazing exercise, which has transformed loud teenagers, smelly homeless people, angry couples, etc. into children of the divine. It has changed my attitude towards my commute in miraculous ways, and in turn made me a much kinder, friendlier person.

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